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Environmental organization makes way through Lubbock

December 9, 2014

kevanlubbockMy Fox Lubbock
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We all have them in out TV remotes, in our kids toys, and yet many of us are not disposing of them properly.

Household batteries are impacting landfills. According to the Texas Campaign for the Environment about three billion batteries are buried in landfills every year. That’s why the organization is making its way through Lubbock, door to door, and preparing legislation ahead of the next state session.

“Batteries are toxic and corrosive, should not be thrown away into landfills,” Kevan Drake senior field manager said. “So we are working on to getting manufacturers to take them back, reuse their materials, right? Set up drop offs at your local store so that every body’s able to recycle for free in Texas.”

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